A lot of fuss is being made about the proposed provincial electoral boundary changes. Too much fuss, in our opinion. The proposed change to the Lesser Slave Lake riding is not that great. The commission obviously tried hard (or is…

June 6, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Complaints and concerns Councillor Joy McGregor had a longer-than-usual list of topics she’d been hearing complaints about and passed them on to town manager Brian Vance in the form of questions. For example:…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The road condition maps on the Weather Network need updating, says Dennis Barton of Slave Lake. Why? Because they don’t include Hwy. 754 (from Hwy. 88 to Wabasca), Hwy. 750 (Grouard to Hwy. 88) or Hwy.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Peak Performance Hockey School, which is based in Slave Lake, is coming back to the community this summer with a five-day camp headed by former university and pro player Marc Hagel. After playing Junior hockey in…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s pose is called ‘side arm balance’ and helps gently stretch your body. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says begin sideways on your mat on your knees. “Extend your right leg out…

Earlybird volunteers at Songbird Festival on May 27 had pancakes, sausage and coffee ready for bleary-eyed birders. Thus fortified, visitors to the 22nd annual event went off on tours of the banding lab, went on bird ID walks, built birdhouses,…

MJ Kristoff of the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society leads a Songbird Festival group on a hike called ‘Nature’s Toolkit.’
Record falls at lifting competition

There were some impressive performances at the June 3 powerlifting competition at Champions Fitness in Slave Lake – none more so than Kaeden Ottenbreit’s new Canadian record in the bench press. Twenty-one competitors – about half of them from Slave…
Anglers Cup sponsors

Above, Colton Clements of No Frills is donating food for the rules meeting and awards night. Below, Barrie Deschover of Max Fuels with a $500 donation for the Anglers Cup, which goes this Friday and Saturday
Reach!

Two members of the Slave Lake Sharks reach for the wall in a backstroke event at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Around 160 swimmers from 11 clubs took part in the meet. Results in next week’s Leader.
A taste of Lebanon on the golf course?

Gilwood Golf Course held a successful fundraiser on May 27. It was a tournament with 144 golfers, and ‘hole hosts’ such as Mr. Mike’s, with its Taste of Lebanon booth, complete with people in costumes, Lebanese food and music! Other…
Roll ‘em!

Fire Department and Forestry team members take a turn in the log-rolling event at the logger sports competition in Slave Lake on June 3. It was a full day of activities put on by the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society…
EGW Drama Club hits the stage

Kristine Dana as Willy Wonka in the E.G. Wahlstrom Drama club production of Willy Wonka Kids, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Oompa Loompas Brooke Evernden and Reese McRee in Willy Wonkas Kids, in the matinee performance on June…
Cedar waxwings signal the end of spring migration

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader This past week started off slow, but ended up being fairly steady and was punctuated with a few firsts of the year, one amazing capture and a really awesome sighting. This week was also…
Smith School students show off their leadership

Leader staff Smith School held its annual Leadership Day event on May 27. The Leader was there and took some photos, as well as taking part in a tour of various classroom displays. We’ll let the pictures do the talking…